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Production Services in Agriculture - State and Directions for Development in the Process of European Integration


  • Nina Koteva


The main challenges in the process of European integration concern increase of the competitiveness of the economic entities. This imposes the necessity of creating a developed market of capitals, land, goods and services in the agriculture. The system of production service is a separate, integral part of the common system of the agricultural production. In theoretical aspect the paper outlines the range of the production service, types of service. Mentioned are the main factors, determining the development of the system. The change in organization and management of the production service is determined by the organization-economic restructuring in agriculture regarding our accession to EU, the opportunities for adapting to the changes of production-economic conditions, the adequate counteraction to the threats and the use of the favorable opportunities the business environment provides. The paper studies different organization forms of service area, seeking for an answer to the question to what extent the business opportunities of each of them meet the requirements for successful actions on the target market. On this base the main direction for development of the service area - improving the technical level and organization-economic restructuring are drawn.

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  • Nina Koteva, 2008. "Production Services in Agriculture - State and Directions for Development in the Process of European Integration," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 2, pages 127-151.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2008:i:2:p:127-151

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    JEL classification:

    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services


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